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Early College Academy

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The Early College Academy is a unique partnership between Aims Community College and Weld County School District 6 Early College Academy High School that provides high school students the opportunity to earn their associate degree while in high school. The Early College Academy (ECA) program is a high school setting and follows many of the normal operational expectations of any high school (attendance, parent/teacher conferences, school calendar).

Faculty at ECA teach in-person, five days a week, 55 minutes per class. ECA provides students with professional tutors, seminar classes (study hall), and after-school programming to support student success.

Students also enjoy access to Aims facilities such as the Learning Commons, Kiefer Library and Physical Education and Recreation Center.

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2023-2024 Open Enrollment Timeline

  • November 1 - December 15: Open Enrollment Application available
  • Applications after December 1th, 2022 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis
  • Early February: Acceptance Letters Mailed
  • March: Register for ECA Classes

Upcoming ECA Events

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Christopher Ross Perkins

Program Director III, Early College Academy
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Mindy Marshall

Assistant Director II, Early College Academy
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Chelaine Hoffer

Librarian, Early College Academy

Full-Time Faculty

Trent Howell

Professor, Early College Social Sciences
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Casey Clay

Professor, Early College History
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Mike Dixon

Instructor, Early College Highschool
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Sofia Veldhuizen

Associate Professor, Early College Spanish

John Withrow

Instructor, Early College Mathematics
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Matthew Deselm

Instructor, Chemistry (Aims & Early College Academy)
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Anna Johnson

Instructor, Advancing Academic Achievement (Early College Academy)

Part-Time Faculty

Andrew Gallegos

Part-Time: Substitute, Early College

Toshia Paul

Part-Time: Instructor I, Early College

Ezekiel Crago

Part-Time: Meetings & Trainings (Early College Academy)
Headshot of Aims Art and Women and Gender Studies instructor Charis Fleshner

Charis Fleshner

Part-Time Instructor, Art and Women and Gender Studies
Aims Community College sociology instructor Jami Ryba

Jami Ryba

Part-Time: Substitute, Early College
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Amanda Dunn

Part-Time: Substitute, Psychology

Camryn Been

Part-Time: Substitute, Early College Academy

Mark Leach

Part-Time: Substitute Teaching, Early College Academy
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Romina Monsanto Colina

Adjunct Instructor, Cello

Dylan Off-Fixmer

Part-time Music Accompanist
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Andrew Moline

Part Time Faculty, Art

Erik Warner

Part-Time: Substitute, Early College Academy


Vivi Morales-Duran

Part-Time: Instructor I, ESL

Carter Woodson

Part-Time: Professional Tutor I, Math (Early College Academy)

Mary Billings

Part-Time: Professional Tutor II, High School

Linda Perrich

Part-Time: Professional Tutor II, High School

Thomas Miller

Part-Time: Professional Tutor II, Early College Academy